Woosug Kang enjoys a strong reputation as a concert organist and featured soloist with various ensembles. He has performed in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and the UK. Notably, he was featured as the soloist for the American premiere of New Zealand composer John Wells' Organ Concerto, along with Poulenc's Concerto in G minor for Organ, with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra in 2016. The live recording of the Wells Organ Concerto was broadcast on American Public Radio's Pipedreams. He received his Doctorate of Music in Organ Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied with Prof. Larry Smith. He studied organ with Prof. Thomas Murray, improvisation with Dr. William Porter, and harpsichord with the late Prof. Richard Rephann at Yale University while completing his Master of Music in Organ Performance. During this time, he received the Charles Ives award and the H.F. Bozyan scholarship for excelling in organ performance. As a liturgical organist, he showcased his skill through concerts, Evensong services, live radio broadcasts, and TV broadcasts in New Zealand as the organist for a premier chamber choir, Musica Sacra.

 

            Kang is the Director of Music Ministries at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, where he administers the nationally recognized Anglican music program. He recently founded a professional choral ensemble in Nashville and serves as their Artistic Director and as one of singers. The group is called Elevare; a Latin word for “elevate” (www.elevaremusic.com). This ensemble promotes sacred choral music with 9 core professional singers. Before St. George’s, he was the Director of Music at St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson, where he developed a Canterbury Apprentice program to educate young singers with changing voices and expose them to high-caliber choral repertoire. In 2016, he took his choristers to the UK for a week-long choral residency at historic Worcester Cathedral. Previously, he founded the choir for the Episcopal Church at Yale, at the Yale University Campus. Kang is also the founder and now Artistic Director Emeritus of Friends of Music at Emanuel, Inc; a non-profit organization to enrich the community through musical concerts in Connecticut.

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